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    Default Just saw this new mount - iOptron SkyTracker Pro



    I was checking out iOptron today and I saw that they have a new mount, the SkyTracker Pro.

    SkyTracker Pro Camera Mount with Polar Scope

    From their website
    Upgraded from SkyTrackerTM, the Pro is more compact, small enough to fit on your palm, better precision, silent tracking, it even has a built-in rechargeable power source that runs for over 24 hours of continuous operation. The improved precision polar scope maintains a fine engraved reticule, now features adjustable illumination with eight brightness levels. Using with our smart phone app, quick and accurate polar alignment is just a joy.

    The SkyTrackerTM Pro features four tracking rates, 1X or sidereal, 1/2X for sky and landscape, solar and lunar. All 4 tracking rates work in both northern and southern hemispheres. We have also added a quick slew mode with both forward and reverse to help quickly reframing your image without disrupting the cameras position.

    We have made big improvements on the SkyTrackerTM Pro’s removable alt-azimuth base, which features a precision bubble level, degree markings for the altitude and a built in post for the azimuth control. You can also mount the SkyTrackerTM Pro head (without the base) directly to any standard photographic tripod with 1/4” or 3/8” threads. The SkyTrackerTM Pro is certainly a must have tool for any photographer interested in astroscape or wide field astrophotography.
    What are your guys thoughts? I was saving up to get a Star Adventurer. But the SkyTracker Pro at the introductory price ($300) makes it very competitive. However, the SkyTracker still doesnt have an autoguider port. But the equatorial wedge does seem to have a better build quality than the Star Adventurer.

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    Default Re: Just saw this new mount - iOptron SkyTracker Pro

    Hi Spacefreak,

    I know some people that have that mount, and it works, but only support a camera.

    You can check also this one: SmartEQ Pro The iOptron SmartEQ Pro, the pro version also has the PolarScope and support small telescopes (up to 11 lbs), and it has the autoguider port.



    I haven't test it as I want because I got it two weeks ago and is cloudy since then.

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